The Institution of Structural Engineers Northern Ireland Regional Group recently held its annual dinner at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast.
As the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering, the Institution has over 28,000 members working in 105 countries around the world.
The core work of the Institution is to support and protect the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.
The annual dinner was an opportunity to bring members together, with speeches made by Northern Ireland Regional Group Chairperson, Pat Savage; Institution President, Faith Wainwright; and, from the NI Young Members’ Group, Aimee McCabe, all of whom highlighted the current work and future direction of the Institution. The audience also received a superb insight from guest speaker, Professor Michael McGarry and enjoyed the sounds of St Agnes’ Choral Society.
Following a presentation by Dr Joe Kane, The Institution of Structural Engineers also helped support research into Lewy body dementia and raised awareness of the disease by raising £1,800.20 for the Lewy Body Society.
At the event, Design ID, OCSC, Ian Black Consulting and Taylor & Boyd, as well as the industry’s leading students, were named as the winners of this year’s NI Structural Awards. OCSC won the Outside Northern Ireland Project of the Year Award for the Academic Education Building at the Regional College of Surgeons Ireland; Ian Black Consulting won the Large Project of the Year for 9 Adelaide, Belfast; Design ID won the Medium Project of the Year Award for the Former Mayesfield Leisure Centre; and Taylor & Boyd won the Small Project of the Year Award for the Weaving Works (Armagh House).
Student Awards were presented to Adam Marshall and Claire Watters of Ulster University, and Thomas Adamson, of Queen’s University.
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